Thursday, August 27, 2009

Week 34 - Book 35

Week 34 - Book 35

Today is the start of Week 34 in the quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks and should have you starting book # 35. We are two-thirds of the way through the year and towards our goal of reading 52 books for the year.

Interested in another challenge that will take you beyond, to other worlds, places and beyond the end of this year. Mish of Stage and Canvas is hosting a Sci-Fi Reading Challenge from August 28, 2009 through August 8, 2010

"Through the years I’ve found myself reading more and more science-fiction, with and without intention. When I read Margaret Atwood’s futuristic Handmaid’s Tale and the alternate history created by Steven Barnes in Lion’s Blood I wasn’t thinking of sci-fi or speculative fiction, but just recommended reading. By the way, they’re both fantastic. It seems like what turns a lot of people off from the genre is the stigma that it’s all aliens, robots, outer space, scientific terminology, and Star Trek, but it’s much much more than that. Sci-fi is a literature of ideas and infinite possibilities that may include the past or future, a completely different timeline, utopias or dystopias, science and technology like time travel, or an invasion of body snatchers. I love sci-fi because of its study, commentary, and exploration of humanity and technology. From cyberpunks to super-humans and beyond, it spans tastes and the sky’s the limit- good thing it’s a very vast sky."

The rules are:

1. Read 3.14 or 8 books (or audio books) of the science-fiction genre. (Mish provides suggestions)

2. You may join at any time.

3. Each time you read a book, please link to your reviews. If you don’t do reviews, no biggie.

4. Making a list of chosen books is optional and it can change at any time. Overlaps with other challenges are fine.

Head on over to Mish's, check out her list of suggestions and sign up if you are interested.

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